September 20, 2021

Explosive Cyclonic Generation

Words that will surely make the heart of any weather-geek beat a little faster.

That is how Mark Madryga described the low-pressure center and storm currently gathering force off the Washington Coast.

You can see it quite nicely on the Satellite imagery right now… curling into a nice tight hurricane-esque spiral. If your weekend plan was to leave a little early and head down the Inlet in a boat, you will definitely want to stay put for a day or two as Storm warnings are posted for West Vancouver Island South including Barkley Sound. SE and SW Winds to 50knots (90kph) will be happening tonight and into tomorrow.

Winds are not forecast to be as strong here in the Valley. We’re slated to get up to 60kph overnight. There is always the possibility that we get a little more than forecast. On the West Coast they have a wind warning up for winds up to 80kph tonight.

Looks like mother nature wants to remind us that Summer isn’t here just yet. Still have a little kick of Spring to give. Enjoy the wildness, take in your plants off the sundeck and make sure the greenhouse is closed up. 🙂

3 thoughts on “Explosive Cyclonic Generation

  1. Cooooool! My heart’s beating a little faster, glad we’re not going to the float cabin!

  2. Yup.. quite the swirl out there… I’ve got a few nice images on my NOAA page off my weather site of recent satellite passes… NOAA15 from 17:01 this evening has a good view, I think the Class image is the best, but the MCIR-precip shows where the nasty weather could be in it.

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